Film Events

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 6:45pm
Alicia Ashman Library

The Ashman Anime Club was created to give people a place to gather, watch, and talk about Japanese animation. Each meeting will include screenings of everything from classic titles to new releases. The club is aimed primarily at teens and adults. Films are shown in Japanese with English subtitles. Refreshments served at each meeting. Call ahead to reserve your spot! See upcoming screenings below. Need more info? Contact the Ashman Branch Library at 824-1780. People under age 16 who are...

Thu, 11/06/2014 - 6:30pm
Central Library

, Meeting Room 302

Join us as Central Cinema's cinesthesia presents David Lynch's Lost Highway. After a bizarre encounter at a party, a jazz saxophonist is framed for the murder of his wife and sent to prison, where he inexplicably morphs into a young mechanic and begins leading a new life. Starring Bill Pullman, Patricia Arquette, Balthazar Getty, Robert Blake, Natasha Gregson Wagner, and Richard Pryor. View the trailer:...

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 5:30pm
Pinney Library

5:30 Games, Crafts & Snacks
6:15 Movie on the big screen

November 7 is exactly two weeks until the big screen release of Mockingjay Part 1. Are you excited? Come to Pinney Library tonight to watch Catching Fire on the big screen. Prize for best costume! Themed snacks! Games & Crafts! And may the odds be ever in your favor.

This movie is rated PG-13 by the Motion Picture Association of America. Anyone under 13 must be accompanied by an adult to attend...

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 7:00pm
Alicia Ashman Library

Drama / Singapore / 2013 / Mandarin, Tagalog, and English with English subtitles / 99 minutes
Set in Singapore during the 1997 Asian financial crisis. Ilo Ilo chronicles the day-to-day drama of the Lim family - troublesome grade-schooler Jiale and his overstressed parents, Heck and Leng. Comfortably middleclass and with another baby on the way, they hire Teresa, a Filipino immigrant, as a live-in maid and nanny. An outsider in both the family and Singapore itself, Teresa initially...

Mon, 11/10/2014 - 6:30pm
Goodman South Madison Library

Freedom Summer in 1964 was a turning point in the civil rights movement, when more than 900 northern volunteers, 120 activists, and thousands of local Mississippi residents faced Ku Klux Klan firebombs and police shotguns to secure voting rights and challenge segregation. Michael Edmonds, deputy director of the Library-Archives division at the Wisconsin Historical Society, designed the Society's online archive of 35,000 documents about Freedom Summer and edited a book of eyewitness accounts...

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 6:30pm
Central Library

, Meeting Room 302

In this gripping blend of documentary, true crime, and personal essay, a filmmaker confronts his past, dissecting the circumstances that led him to commit a bank robbery as a young man, and his journey since that act. Directed by Darius Clark Monroe. View the trailer:

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 5:30pm
Hawthorne Library

Join us for Hawthorne's Free Friday Feature! This is an ongoing film event in which we will be showing a newly released adult feature the second Friday of each month.

This film is rated R. Minors under 17 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to attend.

"When a half-Chechen, half-Russian, brutally tortured immigrant turns up in Hamburg's Islamic community, laying claim to his father's ill-gotten fortune, both German and US security agencies take a close interest: as the...

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 2:00pm
Alicia Ashman Library

Why buy the cards when you can craft for free? Use Anthology's pretty papers, decorative-edge scissors, glitter, and more to craft holiday greeting cards that friends and family will treasure.

This workshop will be led by Laura Komai, who owns Anthology gift shop on State Street with her sister. Anthology is a paper and craft shop in...

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 6:30pm

, Central Library

Join us as Central Cinema's Bad Cinema presents Ninja III: The Domination directed by Sam Firstenberg. A female aerobics instructor is possessed by an evil spirit of a fallen ninja when coming to his aid. The spirit seeks revenge on those who killed him and uses the female instructor's body to carry out his mission. The only way the spirit will leave the aerobic instructor's body is through combat with another ninja. Starring Sho Kosugi, Lucinda Dickey, Jordan Bennett, and James Hong. View...

Silver Spoon
Fri, 11/21/2014 - 6:45pm
Alicia Ashman Library

The only reason why Yugo Hachiken decided to attend the Oezo Agricultural High School (a.k.a Ezono) was simply because the school had a dormitory. Entering Ezono was a way for Yugo to run away from the stifling academic pressures in the city, however, it didn’t take long for him to realize that life is not that simple. Yugo is soon forced to face more hurdles in his new environment surrounded by all the farm animals and the magnificent Mother Nature. He also begins feeling a different kind...